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Tatian, Oration To The Greeks, 42.1
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1. New Testament, Romans, 16 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.28.1, 2.14.5, 2.26, 3.23.8 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

3. Philostratus The Athenian, Life of Apollonius, 3 (2nd cent. CE

4. Tatian, Oration To The Greeks, 1.1, 12.5, 12.10, 29.1, 30.3, 31.1, 33.1, 35.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 4.16.7, 5.20 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

4.16.7. And that he met his death as he had predicted that he would, in consequence of the machinations of Crescens, is stated by Tatian, a man who early in life lectured upon the sciences of the Greeks and won no little fame in them, and who has left a great many monuments of himself in his writings. He records this fact in his work against the Greeks, where he writes as follows: And that most admirable Justin declared with truth that the aforesaid persons were like robbers.
6. Origen, Against Celsus, 1.25 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

1.25. And perhaps there is a danger as great as that which degrades the name of God, or of the Good, to improper objects, in changing the name of God according to a secret system, and applying those which belong to inferior beings to greater, and vice versa. And I do not dwell on this, that when the name of Zeus is uttered, there is heard at the same time that of the son of Kronos and Rhea, and the husband of Hera, and brother of Poseidon, and father of Athene, and Artemis, who was guilty of incest with his own daughter Persephone; or that Apollo immediately suggests the son of Leto and Zeus, and the brother of Artemis, and half-brother of Hermes; and so with all the other names invented by these wise men of Celsus, who are the parents of these opinions, and the ancient theologians of the Greeks. For what are the grounds for deciding that he should on the one hand be properly called Zeus, and yet on the other should not have Kronos for his father and Rhea for his mother? And the same argument applies to all the others that are called gods. But this charge does not at all apply to those who, for some mysterious reason, refer the word Sabaoth, or Adonai, or any of the other names to the (true) God. And when one is able to philosophize about the mystery of names, he will find much to say respecting the titles of the angels of God, of whom one is called Michael, and another Gabriel, and another Raphael, appropriately to the duties which they discharge in the world, according to the will of the God of all things. And a similar philosophy of names applies also to our Jesus, whose name has already been seen, in an unmistakeable manner, to have expelled myriads of evil spirits from the souls and bodies (of men), so great was the power which it exerted upon those from whom the spirits were driven out. And while still upon the subject of names, we have to mention that those who are skilled in the use of incantations, relate that the utterance of the same incantation in its proper language can accomplish what the spell professes to do; but when translated into any other tongue, it is observed to become inefficacious and feeble. And thus it is not the things signified, but the qualities and peculiarities of words, which possess a certain power for this or that purpose. And so on such grounds as these we defend the conduct of the Christians, when they struggle even to death to avoid calling God by the name of Zeus, or to give Him a name from any other language. For they either use the common name - God - indefinitely, or with some such addition as that of the Maker of all things, the Creator of heaven and earth - He who sent down to the human race those good men, to whose names that of God being added, certain mighty works are wrought among men. And much more besides might be said on the subject of names, against those who think that we ought to be indifferent as to our use of them. And if the remark of Plato in the Philebus should surprise us, when he says, My fear, O Protagoras, about the names of the gods is no small one, seeing Philebus in his discussion with Socrates had called pleasure a god, how shall we not rather approve the piety of the Christians, who apply none of the names used in the mythologies to the Creator of the world? And now enough on this subject for the present.


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alexandria, platonism and stoicism in, ancient/barbarian wisdom, development of interest in Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
andrade, n. Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 71
arrangement (of materials in a document) Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
assembling Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
assyrians Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
barbarians, conceptions of Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
barbarians Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
cappadocia Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
charito Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
christians Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
classicism Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
conversion, to christianity Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
conversion Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
cosmos, cosmology, nature Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
creszens Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
cynics Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
death Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
diatribe Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
droge, arthur Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 66
east, the Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
educated, erudite Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277, 288, 289
epic Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
epictetus Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
euelpistus Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
eusebius Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
freeborn Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
greece (classical / ancient) Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
greeks (ancient) Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
hearers, tatian on Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 71
heretics {see also gnostics; marcionites) Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
hierax Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
historiography Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
homer Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
imperial slaves Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
india Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
interest in Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 66
irenaeus Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
irenaeus {see also Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
jews and judaism, tatians treatment of Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 71
justin Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277, 288; Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
justin martyr, education and training of Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
justin martyr, on jewish wisdom and greek culture Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 66
justin martyr, tatian as student of Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
liberianus Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
lightfoot, j. i. Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 71
lucian of samosata Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 71
magic, magic papyri Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
malingrey, a.-m. Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 71
marcus aurelius Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
martyrdom Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
martyrs Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
megasthenes Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
middle platonism Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
mysteries Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
numenios Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
numenius, ancient/barbarian wisdom, development of interest in Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
numenius, on the academics dissension from plato Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
numenius, origen on Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
on the academics dissension from plato (numenius) Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
origen, on numenius Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
pagan / pagans / pagan religion Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
paideia Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 66; Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
paion Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
persecution, martyrs Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
philo of alexandria, ancient/barbarian wisdom, development of interest in Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
philosophers, ancient Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
phrygia Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
pilhofer, peter Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 66
plato Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
platonism Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288, 289
popular philosophy Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 289
pre-socratics Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
provincials, immigrants Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277, 288, 289
rhetoric (study) Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
rhodon Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288, 289
rusticus Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
sacrifices Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
schools Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277, 288
scripture Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
slaves, slavery Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
syria, syrian Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 288
tatian Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277, 288, 289; Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
tatian and celsus, ancient/barbarian wisdom, development of interest in Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
tatian and celsus, biographical information Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
tatian and celsus, conversion of tatian Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 66
tatian and celsus, cultural history and hellenic deviance, tatian on Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 66, 71
tatian and celsus, greek corruption and barbarian purity, tatian on Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 66
tatian and celsus, middle platonism of Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
tatian and celsus, philosophical history and christian deviance, celsus on Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54
tatian and celsus, βάρβαρος, tatians philosophical identity with Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 71
tatian and celsus Ayres and Ward, The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual (2021) 54, 66, 71
teachers Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
teaching/tutoring, christian Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277, 288, 289
tradition, philosophical Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
tragedy (greek) Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 300
trials Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277
women' Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 277